Eye of the tiger!
The tiger was in the bushes the entire time so could not get a clear picture. Overall, I was quite pleased with my time there, even though it was only 2 safaris, was able to see both - tiger (for a long time) and the brief glimpse of a leopard. Having visited Sariska quite a few number of times, it seems to have made considerable amount of progress from the predicament it was in about 10 years back. Currently, there are 14 tigers in Sariska - 2 males, 9 females and 3 cubs and another male tiger is going to be relocated to Sariska from Ranthambore soon. It is a beautiful park landscape wise, sightings are decent, there are good accommodation options and knowledgeable guides who work hard wanting to do their bit for our best experience. I hope Sariska sees many more wildlife enthusiasts than what it has been over the past few years. If anyone needs any help with contacts, I will be happy to share.
Grey francolin - a bird widely seen in the drier forests. Also known as 'teetar'. I was in Sariska recently for a couple of safaris - lush green forest, a tiger in the bushes and the brief glimpse of a leopard made my day!
Route No. 3 in Sariska is open for safaris during the monsoon this time. If you want to book safaris, you can get in touch with Ajay (M: 9784173355) who is a guide there. There is no online booking currently, he can also help you get the bookings done offline. Ajay is a great guide, extremely alert and vigilant, good spotter, has good birding knowledge and puts in a lot of effort for the big cats too. There have been fairly good sightings over the past few days, especially considering it's the monsoon. If you plan to visit, keep in mind that the weekends are slightly busy.